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18 June 2016
540th All Black test
NEW ZEALAND v WALES (2nd test) at Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 18th June 2016
Fulltime score – New Zealand 36 Wales 22
Halftime – New Zealand 10 Wales 10
Conditions – Cool conditions, dry ground, evening kickoff; sometimes swirling wind.
Referee; Jaco Peyper(South Africa)
Referees Assistants; Wayne Barnes (England) and Jerome Garces (France)
Television Match Official; George Ayoub (Australia)
NEW ZEALAND 36 WALES 22
For New Zealand:
Tries: Dagg, Ben Smith, Barrett, Naholo, Ardie Savea
Cons: Cruden, Barrett 3
Tries: Alun Wyn Jones, Liam Williams, Jonathan Davies
Cons: Biggar 2
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Malakai Fekitoa (temp sub’d Seta Tamanivalu (2-15; rep’d by Seta Tamanivalu 40m), 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Waisake Naholo, 10 Aaron Cruden (rep’d by Beauden Barrett 33m), 9 Aaron Smith (rep’d by T.J.Perenara 65m), 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane (rep’d by Ardie.Savea 58m), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick (rep’d by PatrickTuipulotu 68m), 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 47m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by Nathan Harris 76m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by Wyatt Crockett 54m)
Wales: 15 Rhys Patchell, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts (rep’d by Scott Williams 78m), 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Dan Biggar (rep’d by Rhys Priestland 76m), 9 Rhys Webb (rep’d by Gareth Davies 76m), 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton (c) (rep’d by Ellis Jenkins, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 76m), 4 Luke Charteris (rep’d by Bradley Davies 62m), 3 Samson Lee (rep’d by Tomas.Francis 62m), 2 Ken Owens (rep’d by Scott Baldwin 62m), 1 Gethin Jenkins (temp sub’d by Rob Evans 24-21; rep’d Rob Evans 59m)
Rhys Patchell had only been in the country five days, having been flown out as a replacement for injured winger George North.
Keith Arnold was a flanker who played in such a fiery manner an Aussie commentator Bill Cerutti called him a 'Killer' in 1947. The name stuck!
GEFFIN, AARON (‘OKEY’)
Transvaal and South Africa
7 internationals for South Africa 1949–51
A prop who made the headlines in 1949 when his prodigious goal-kicking for the Springboks helped them to beat the touring All Blacks 4–0 in the test series.
In the first test New Zealand led South Africa by 11 to 3 at one stage. Goal-kicking duties had been allotted to the Griquas fullback, Jack van der Schyff, for the match, but after he missed two shots Geffin picked up the ball and, uninvited, took the next penalty.
Geffin put over five penalty attempts, virtually beating New Zealand, 15–11, on his own. It was a record number of penalties for any player in a test match up to that time. He did the same in the third test, scoring all of South Africa’s points in its 9–3 win, and in the other two tests he kicked three further goals.
Hailed as a hero that year, Geffin made the Springbok team for the 1951–52 tour of Britain where he also scored impressively with seven conversions –a test record – against Scotland. South Africa won 44–0.
By then Geffin was 31 years old and he eventually lost his place in the Springboks’ scrum. But he will always be remembered as a match-winner by fans of the Springboks – and by disappointed New Zealanders!
His nickname of Okey came from his habit of responding ‘Okay’ when called to take a shot at goal.
Who captained the British and Irish Lions on tour to New Zealand in 1977?